• Pair of festivals to return to North Walls recreation ground

    A WEEKEND of food, entertainment, and live music will be returning to North Walls recreation ground next year. Event organisers have announced that the Ibiza Orchestra Experience and the Sausage and Cider Festival will be coming back to Winchester

  • Pet dog recovers after breaking its leg in vehicle collision

    A DOG that suffered a serious leg injury in a road traffic accident is back to enjoying walks thanks to a Winchester vet. Three-year-old Bear, a Cavachon, was in poor condition with a broken right femur when he was referred to Anderson Moores Veterinary

  • 'Last chance for Romsey to avoid redevelopment failings'

    It appears to me that the project to replace the Crosfield Hall needs to be re-evaluated.  Since the idea was first mooted some years ago, shopping habits have changed for many people.  Does the town really need a multi-storey car park and

  • Many questions over the military base set for redevelopment

    THE world is in a constant state of flux. Who would have thought in 1986 when Sir John Moore Barracks opened that it would be redundant only 40 years later? Setting aside whether the Ministry of Defence is wise to be ridding itself of such facilities

  • Plan for village garden swim school rejected by city council

    A CHANGE of use application which would have allowed property owners to hold swimming lessons in their back garden has been refused. Winchester City Council’s planning committee backed their officers’ recommendation and refused the scheme in Church

  • Roman wall weeded after Belgarum story

    WITHIN days of Belgarum highlighting the issue the only surviving piece of Roman Winchester has been weeded. The stone wall sits inside a grotto on The Weirs next to the Bishop on the Bridge pub. In recent months the wall has been engulfed with

  • Is he Tory disaster III? By George Hayter

    THE former Winchester schoolboy who heads the Government has been a big disappointment to me lately.  Prime Minister Rishi Sunak (43) was born in Southampton and went to school at Winchester College. When he became prime minister a year ago I,

  • Plans for new house in Test Valley village quashed at appeal

    THREE planning applications to build a house in West Wellow have been quashed at an appeal. The schemes, submitted between September 2022 and March 2023, had all been refused by Test Valley Borough Council. They were for houses of various sizes

  • Hampshire man fined for hit and run incident

    A ROMSEY man has been fined for failing to stop after a road accident. Neil Taylor, of Halden Close, pleaded guilty to having failed to stop on Abbotswood Common Road following a crash with another motorist on July 30. Southampton Magistrates